Nothing beats the over-the-top salesmanship of a horror movie poster and Hammer Films was the best in the business. Here are a selection of brilliant slogans on some of Hammer Horror’s top films.
“Human fangs ripping throats – no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood” Vampire Circus (1972)
“If you dare … taste the deadly passion of the Blood Nymphs!” The Vampire Lovers (1970)
“The terrifying lover – who died – yet lived!” Dracula (1958)
“The new and most terrifying Frankenstein
The world’s greatest horrorama!” The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
“No-one who saw it lived to describe it!” The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
“Drink a pint of blood a day!” Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
“Its evil look brings madness!
Its evil spell enslaves!
Its evil touch kills kills kills!” The Mummy (1959)
“The most evil blood-lusting Dracula of all!” The Brides of Dracula (1960)
“Shock … shock … shock!!!” The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
“Doomed to walk the earth as slaves for the lord of the living dead
Called from the grave by a mystic voodoo cult” The Plague of Zombies (1966)
“The Gorgon petrifies the screen with horror!” The Gorgon (1966)
“Now Hammer have created the ultimate in Evil!” Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
“Hammer Horror! Dragon Thrills! The first Kung Fu Horror Spectacular!” The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974)